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  • …Donald Trump Jnr slams London mayor Sadiq Khan for saying ‘terror attacks are part of living in…

    03/22/2017 2:01:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/22/17 | Sam Webb
    US President Donald Trump’s son has slammed the Mayor of London for saying terror attacks are “part of living in a big city” as his father called the Parliament attack “big news”.Donald Trump Jnr tweeted a link to a story from the Independent about comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in September.Mr Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.
  • ISIS and ISLAMIST Websites Celebrate “Blessed” London Terrorist Attack

    03/22/2017 2:26:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/22/17 | Jim Hoft
    ISLAMISTS CELEBRATE LONDON TERROR ATTACK–The UK was hit with a serious terrorist attack on Wednesday. At least two people are dead. There was a knife attack outside of Parliament and a terrorist mowed down several pedestrians with his car nearby on Westminster Bridge. Here is the first photo of the bearded terrorist. Here's the "Asian" terrorist in London. pic.twitter.com/w3HeqQ8svs— CHARTER (@TrueCharter) March 22, 2017 Islamists are celebrating the London attack. Translated: Supporters of the #EstadoIslámico begin to “celebrate” what happened in #London Simpatizantes del #EstadoIslámico empiezan a "celebrar" lo ocurrido en #Londres, habrá que esperar si #Amaq lo reivindica pic.twitter.com/Y6YWl6Vwgt—...
  • London Attacker's Name Surfaces (Abu Izzadean)

    03/22/2017 11:37:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    Thestreet ^ | 3/22/17 | Giavonni Bruno
    Reports are circulating that the terrorist responsible for the attacks outside the Palace of Westminster in London today is hate preacher Abu Izzadeen Trevor Brooks from Clapton in Hackney.
  • NBC Reporter Fears London Terror Will ‘Put Wind in the Sails’ of ‘Right-Wing Movement’

    03/22/2017 11:04:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During MSNBC’s live breaking news coverage of the suspected terrorist attacks in London on Wednesday, NBC News reporter Matt Bradley reported via phone from the British capital and was more worried about the violence helping conservative politicians than he was about the victims: “We've seen this rise of a kind of a right-wing movement here and throughout Europe. And this is only going to put wind in the sails of those who would say that this is an issue that needs to be looked at, that needs to be examined in terms of refugees.”
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least two dead and several 'catastrophically injured' [Photo of Perp]

    03/22/2017 9:48:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 139 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Richard Spillett, Tim Sculthorpe, Alexander Robertson, and Mark Duell
    At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament. An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. The policeman is thought...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police shoot man’ at parliament after car mows down five people

    03/22/2017 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22,2017 | By Tim Sculthorpe
    Full title BREAKING NEWS: Police shoot ‘knife wielding man’ at parliament after car mows down five people on Westminster Bridge then crashes into railings Armed Police have opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Several shots were fired at around 2.35pm moments after a loud bang was heard inside the Palace estate. Three bodies were visible on the floor and the Palace was placed on an immediate lock down. The House of Commons was suspended by Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle. MPs have been ordered to wait inside the Commons chamber. People outside the...
  • UK Parliament attack: man shot after police officer stabbed at House of Commons - Politics live

    03/22/2017 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | Andrew Sparrow
    ajor security alert at Westminster after at least one person shot after police officer attacked outside House of Commons The aftermath of the apparent knife attack, which seemingly saw the attacker shot by police, could be seen in Old Palace Yard, the courtyard directly outside parliament. At least one person could be seen prone on the ground, tended do by ambulance staff. An air ambulance landed on the grass of Parliament Square, and medical crews rushed in. However, they soon stepped back, and there was no sign of anyone being taken away. While police looked clam, dozens of armed officers...
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 404 replies
    REPORTS OF LOUD BANGS AND GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UK PARLIAMENT
  • Prince Charles Wept the Night Before His Wedding as He Felt ‘Pressured’ into Marrying Diana

    03/21/2017 8:14:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 80 replies
    People Magazine ^ | March 20, 2017 | Maria Mercedes Lara
    In July 1981, the night before his glamorous wedding to Princess Diana, Prince Charles reportedly wept as he was still torn about his feelings for his former girlfriend (and then-mistress) Camilla Parker-Bowles. According to Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, a new biography of the Prince of Wales by royal writer Sally Bedell Smith, Charles felt pressured into his marriage to Diana — and he was still torn abut his love for the then-married Camilla.
  • UK watchdog probes Nigel Farage over Sweden rape comments

    03/21/2017 6:14:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 21 March 2017 12:17 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    UKIP politician Nigel Farage is being investigated by the UK’s broadcasting standards authority OfCom over an edition of his LBC radio show where he claimed there had been a “dramatic rise in sexual crime” in Sweden due to the intake of refugees. Farage made the comments on the February 20th edition of his LBC show, where he also claimed that Malmö had the highest number of rapes in Europe thanks to “EU migrant policies”. “Sweden has taken in more young male migrants than any other country in Europe and there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden,...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • BBC is 'failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit'

    03/21/2017 1:01:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kevin Rawlinson
    The BBC is failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit, a group of parliamentarians has claimed. In a letter to senior BBC figures, they said the broadcaster had characterised Britain as xenophobic and focused too much on regretful leave voters. The 76-strong group, made up mainly of Conservative MPs and including former cabinet ministers, warned the BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, and the incoming chair of its new governing body, David Clementi, that the broadcaster’s future might be in jeopardy if it was not seen as neutral.
  • Fox News suspends Andrew Napolitano over British spying claim

    03/20/2017 5:48:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 307 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 3/20/17 8:39 PM | EDDIE SCARRY (@ESCARRY)
    Fox News has indefinitely removed contributor Andrew Napolitano from its programming, following an unsubstantiated claim he made on air last week and that was refuted by U.S. intelligence officials, according to a report. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Napolitano has not made any appearances on Fox since last Thursday.
  • Who the Hell Would Vote for Marine Le Pen?

    03/20/2017 5:29:21 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/17/2017 | Erin Zaleski
    Five years ago Davy Rodriguez de Olivera couldn't have conceived of voting for Marine Le Pen. The then teenager was a staunch young leftist who campaigned for the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melanchon in the 2012 presidential elections, and proudly posted an image of a vintage Socialist Party poster on his Facebook account. Today, Rodriguez is 23 and the deputy director of the Front National de la Jeunesse (FNJ), the youth wing of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front.
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 20, 2017 | Reuters
    The British government has said it will trigger Article 50, formally starting the process of leaving the European Union, on March 29. The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.
  • Historical dramas 'limit UK black actors'

    03/19/2017 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2017 | BBC News
    Actress Thandie Newton has said she "can't work" in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas had led to "slim pickings for people of colour". Her criticism comes after British Film Institute research found that 59% of UK films since 2006 had no black actors in any role. Newton's next UK TV role will see her appear in BBC One's Line of Duty. Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the mother-of-three said: "I love being here, but I can't work, because I can't...
  • Take Donald Trump's Wiretap Claims Seriously

    03/17/2017 7:53:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    New British Herald ^ | Friday, March 17, 2017 9:02 pm | Eli Lake
    The current scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s tweeted accusations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower is proof of what might be called the Salena Zito rule. Zito, of course, wrote the essay in the Atlantic how Trump’s supporters took him “seriously, but not literally,” whereas the press took him “literally, but not seriously.” This is a good way to understand the current state of the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s wild accusations against Barack Obama. Barring an unexpected turn of events, FBI director James Comey will confirm on Monday before the House Intelligence Committee that...
  • 450 acid attacks against women since 2011 — in LONDON

    03/17/2017 6:36:13 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 3/17/17 | Pamela Geller
    As I noted earlier today, acid attacks are a hallmark of angry Muslim men in Pakistan, where women have been disfigured in acid attacks for crimes such as rejecting a marriage proposal or being raped. Now there has been a spate of such attacks in Berlin. Seven out of ten victims in London are male, in gang-related crimes. But that leave 30%, or 450, female victims. This is without any doubt a consequence of the Islamization of Britain. “There Have Been 1,500 Acid Attacks Since 2011 In… London,” by Christine Rousselle, Townhall, March 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of...
  • US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

    03/17/2017 5:30:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 128 replies
    The US has agreed not to repeat claims the UK's communications intelligence agency wiretapped Donald Trump in the weeks after he won the US election. GCHQ denied allegations made by the White House that it spied on Mr Trump as president-elect. No 10 has been assured the allegations would not be repeated, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said. He said it had been made clear to US authorities the claims were "ridiculous and should have been ignored".
  • White House apologizes to British government over spying claims

    03/17/2017 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 21 replies
    CNN Very Fake News ^ | March 17, 2017 | By Jim Sciutto, Laura Smith-Spark and Ben Westcott, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The White House has apologized to the British government after alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. National security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke with his British counterpart on Thursday about press secretary Sean Spicer's comment from the White House podium about a Fox News report that said British intelligence helped wiretap Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, a White House official said Friday. The official described the conversation as "cordial" where McMaster described Spicer's comment as "unintentional." McMaster also told his counterpart that "their concerns were understood...
  • Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

    03/16/2017 9:12:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16th March 2017 | Sam Knight
    She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan. In the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that she will die after a short illness. Her family and doctors will be there. When the Queen Mother passed away on the afternoon of Easter Saturday, in...
  • E-Day is FINALLY here! History is made as Queen gives Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill

    03/16/2017 1:56:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th March 2017 | James Tapfield
    History has been made today after the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill - clearing the way for Theresa May to trigger the divorce. Speaker John Bercow told the Commons that the monarch has formally signed off the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. But although the PM now has the powers to invoke the two-year Article 50 process for leaving the Brussels club, she has indicated she will wait until the end of the month to do so. The legislation's addition to the statute books - becoming an Act - comes after weeks of wrangling in parliament...
  • New £1 coin: What do you need to know about the end of the round pound?

    03/15/2017 7:09:41 PM PDT · by hanamizu · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/14/17 | Kate Palmer
    The new £1 coin comes into circulation this month, signalling the beginning of the end for the round pound, which will be completely phased out by 15 October.
  • Sturgeon warns Downing Street not to interfere in Scottish referendum

    03/15/2017 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    sky.com ^ | 14 March 2017 | SKY News
    Nicola Sturgeon has warned "Scotland's referendum must be made in Scotland" as her row with Theresa May over a second independence vote escalates. The First Minister, speaking after a cabinet meeting, said: "There should be no strings attached, no blocking mechanisms applied and no Downing Street diktat."
  • How Portsmouth is preparing for HMS Queen Elizabeth – Britain's largest warship

    03/14/2017 9:06:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 MARCH 2017 | Helena Pozniak
    When HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest warship, enters Portsmouth harbour later this year, millions of pounds and man hours will have been spent ensuring absolutely nothing has been left to chance. From dredging a channel deep enough to allow the first of the Royal Navy’s 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers to enter port, to planning emergency drills for crew on board, or maintaining sophisticated technology – everything will have been meticulously planned. By summer, a team from Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Portsmouth and BAE Systems working in support of the naval base commander – will have spent a year...
  • Theresa May should get on with Brexit and not let Nicola Sturgeon blow her off course

    03/14/2017 5:21:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/14/17 | Nigel Farage
    After a long and sometimes painful nine month gestation since our Brexit vote in June last year every obstacle has now been cleared and the path is open to Article 50. This is an important moment as it marks the point of no return, yet I am not popping a cork from a bottle of English sparkling wine as there will be a further two week delay. When he was prime minister, David Cameron made a specific campaign pledge that a leave vote would lead to Article 50 being triggered immediately. Whilst I accept that after a couple of turbulent...
  • British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

    03/14/2017 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Anna Fazackerley
    UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. Scientists are braced to find out whether his administration will put these words into practice. The early signs are not good. British scientists say moves to squeeze funding of climate-related research in the US – and of facilities at government laboratories in particular – could be disastrous for work in the UK. And they say Trump’s travel...
  • Michelle O'Neill calls for 'urgent' referendum on Irish unity

    03/14/2017 2:24:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 13 March 2017 | BBC
    Sinn Féin has renewed its call for a referendum on Irish unity "as soon as possible". Its northern leader, Michelle O'Neill, said the urgency was increased by the prospect of Brexit, which would be "a disaster for the people of Ireland".
  • Nicola Sturgeon to call indyref2 in autumn 2018 or spring 2019

    03/14/2017 2:21:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 13 March 2017 | bbc
    Nicola Sturgeon has said a second referendum on Scottish independence will be called between autumn 2018 and the spring of 2019.
  • Brexit bill: Lords pass landmark legislation on leaving EU [Can start as early as Tuesday]

    03/13/2017 5:37:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/13/17
    The House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday. The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said this would leave Theresa May free to push the button on withdrawal talks. The prime minister could theoretically invoke Article 50, which formally starts the Brexit process, as early as...
  • Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against

    03/13/2017 4:24:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 3/313/2017 | Harriet Alexander
    (Full article title: Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria') Hillary Clinton’s team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trump’s, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the “hysteria” surrounding Mr Trump’s links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. But Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that America...
  • This London restaurant is serving burgers smothered in melted cheese

    03/11/2017 2:50:31 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 96 replies
    METRO ^ | Saturday 11 Mar 2017 11:47 am | Ellen Scott for Metro.co.uk
    Burgers are good. Melted cheese is also good Put the two together, and we’re not going to be too disappointed. If, like us, you strongly agree with the concept of an extremely cheesy burger, it’s probably worth getting down to Maxwell’s restaurant in Covent Garden, stat.
  • British Royal Family to end decades-long boycott of Israel

    03/10/2017 7:12:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 03/10/17 12:14
    The British Royal House will “likely” send a member of the family to Israel on an official visit, senior diplomats said, indicating a decision to end a decades-long silent boycott of the Jewish state. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin he would ask the Royal House to arrange a visit this year during Johnson’s visit to Israel this week, The Times of London reported Thursday. Senior diplomats then told the Daily Express such a visit was “likely” to occur this year, the centennial anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. …
  • Farmer, 83, cleared over shooting man on his land (England)

    03/10/2017 4:56:09 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 11th March 2017
    An 83-year-old farmer who shot a convicted burglar on his land has been cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Kenneth Hugill, from Wilberfoss, near York, shot Richard Stables injuring him in the foot on 13 November 2015. Hull Crown Court heard Mr Hugill saw a car drive past his remote farmhouse at around 02:00 GMT which he thought "was up to no good". Mr Stables, 44, had claimed he had stumbled onto the farm accidentally. ..... Speaking outside the court, Mr Hugill said: "I'm very, very pleased. We thought I shouldn't have been prosecuted right from the start, I didn't...
  • Düsseldorf's Brexit suicide float off to London to join pro-EU movement

    03/10/2017 11:41:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 March 2017 16:27 CET+01:00
    A satirical Carnival float showing the British Prime Minister with a ‘Brexit’ gun in her mouth is set to become an iconic new addition to a Unite for Europe campaign. The float made its debut at the Düsseldorf Carnival last month, which traditionally entertains guests with politically satirical floats mocking major politicians. It depicts Theresa May sticking a gun emblazoned with “Brexit” into her mouth, over the words “Good luck, Great Britain!” The float’s creator, Jacques Tilly, was reportedly about to get rid of it when he got a call from Peter French of the Unite for Europe campaign, according...
  • ‘Ghost ships’ spark European terror fears

    03/10/2017 9:19:25 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Austraulian ^ | March 10,2017 | Fiona Hamilton
    Hundreds of ships are sailing into European waters after suspicious manoeuvres near terrorist hot spots, prompting fears that they are smuggling people and weapons with impunity.[snip]Figures compiled by Windward, a maritime data and analytics company, revealed that in January and February 40 ships entered Europe from Libya, close to where Islamic State is operating, after “going dark” by ceasing transmission of their location. Twenty vessels travelled through Syrian or Lebanese waters and made dubious stops for up to six hours before reaching the Continent. This amounts to hundreds of ships a year if the data is extrapolated.[snip]Such behaviour fuels concerns...
  • Samuel L Jackson condemns casting black British actors in US roles they can't understand

    03/08/2017 6:25:02 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 59 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8 March 2017 | Hannah Furness
    Hollywood should stop constantly casting black British actors in American roles they cannot fully understand, Samuel L Jackson has said, as he claims UK stars get work because they are simply cheaper.
  • What will Meghan Markle’s title be if she marries Prince Harry? Princess Meghan?

    03/08/2017 11:17:16 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Express ^ | March 8, 2017 | Reiss Smith
    Harry and Meghan were pictured holding hands in public for the first time during the wedding of his friend Tom Inskip’s wedding. Harry was an usher at the wedding which took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica – just miles away from where Meghan married her first husband Trevor Engleson in 2001. A friend of the Prince’s reportedly said: “This the first time that Meghan and Harry have socialised so openly as a couple and is a significant step up in their relationship. “Make no mistake, he is heads over heels about her. This one could go all the way.”
  • All Politics Is Local (The Daily Rattle)

    03/08/2017 9:36:58 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 8, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    In a reminder that there are actually rational people living in The People’s Republic of Vermont, the voters of Rutland have just turned out their incumbent mayor, Chris Louras, after he attempted to deluge their town with Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq. While ignoring the public’s deep discontent with our government’s refugee resettlement programs-when not imputing racism and bigotry to Americans who express reservations about these schemes-is the norm, even the alternative weekly was forced to concede the enormous political consequences of this decision. -For those of you who were wondering whatever happened to the thousands of unaccompanied minors...
  • Lords defy May for a second time on Brexit

    03/07/2017 11:40:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/7/17 | afp
    London (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May suffered her second defeat in a week over Brexit Tuesday when the House of Lords voted to give parliament the final say on how Britain leaves the European Union. Peers voted by 366 to 268 to amend the bill empowering May to trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of Brexit which she has promised to issue by the end of March.
  • UK manufacturers enjoy post-Brexit surge in orders: survey

    03/06/2017 7:23:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 5, 2017 | 7:28pm EST | William Schomberg
    Britain’s factories are growing at their fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets in Europe, a survey showed on Monday. The survey, by manufacturing lobby group EEF and consultancy BDO, added to signs that British factories are enjoying a growth spurt, something that Brexit supporters said would be one of the early benefits of leaving the European Union. […] “The post-referendum wobble that defined UK manufacturing’s performance in the second half of 2016 has been left firmly behind with manufacturers...
  • Emma Watson (Belle/Hermione Granger) Donates to Planned Parenthood: ‘They’re the Best’

    03/06/2017 11:44:21 AM PST · by drewh · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | 12:43 PM EST | By Katie Yoder |
    Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson is an outspoken feminist and defender of gender equality. But, to her, that doesn’t include championing the rights of unborn baby girls (or boys). Vanity Fair recently filmed Watson giving advice remotely through an iPad at New York's Grand Central Station. For just two dollars, the magazine’s “man on the street” Derek Blasberg promised commuters that the 26-year-old actress would answer any question. And that she did. Watson offered advice on everything from relationships to New York City sightseeing. One young man praised Watson’s “HeForShe” gender equality campaign as “very inspiring” in her...
  • Terrorism in the UK More than Trebles in Five Years

    03/05/2017 4:39:52 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/4/17
    A major new study has revealed terror attacks in the UK have more than tripled in the last five years. The shocking report also reveals that Islamist-related offences have doubled in the last five years, while the rate of beheadings and stabbings has increased eleven-fold. London and Birmingham have been identified as housing the most offenders, with East London home to half of London-based offenders (22 per cent overall), the most common boroughs being Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest. The study identifies all Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the UK between 1998 and 2015. The 1,000-pg report,...
  • Sinn Fein surge creates new Northern Ireland landscape

    03/04/2017 1:41:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 04, 2017 | Shawn Pogatchnik
    DUBLIN — Northern Ireland’s snap election has left the rival extremes of politics virtually neck and neck for the first time — and facing a bruising battle to put their Catholic-Protestant government back together again in an increasingly polarized landscape. The big winner from Saturday’s final results to fill the Northern Ireland Assembly is the Irish nationalist party that triggered the vote, Sinn Fein.
  • Theresa May lays down independence vote challenge to Nicola Sturgeon

    03/03/2017 11:20:39 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Severin Carrell
    Theresa May has signalled a tougher line on Scottish demands for greater devolution after Brexit, laying down a clear challenge to Nicola Sturgeon to call another independence referendum. The prime minister told the Scottish Conservative party she would fight against any further decentralisation of power which meant the UK became “a looser and weaker union”. “We cannot allow our United Kingdom to drift apart,” she said.
  • University Bans ‘Discriminatory’ Words Like ‘Manpower’ and ‘Christian Name’; Violators Face [tr]

    03/03/2017 7:16:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Cardiff University in the UK has told students and staff to avoid gendered words like “sportsmanship” and “manpower,” also saying that “first name” or “forename” is preferable to “Christian name.” The inclusive-language guidelines, which have been in place for a few years but were first reported by the Telegraph Thursday, are an effort to “promote fairness and equality through raising awareness about potentially discriminatory vocabulary.”
  • Christian street preachers arrested, fined for ‘challenging Muslims,’ ‘homophobia’

    03/03/2017 5:29:52 AM PST · by Petrosius · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    BRISTOL, England, March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A British magistrate has convicted two Christian street preachers of disorderly conduct and using “threatening and abusive words … likely to cause alarm.” Their crime: speaking about Christianity in a sometimes-hostile crowd that includes Muslims, and LGBT supporters. At the time of the preachers' arrest, the arresting officer chided one of the men, saying, "People were getting angry. You were challenging homophobia. You were challenging Muslims." The officer accused them of "anti-social behavior." While the judge dismissed charges against a third man, he convicted Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell on Tuesday. They face...
  • Child migrants shipped to Western Australia tell of abuse by Christian Brothers

    03/02/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Australian Associated Press
    UK child abuse inquiry Child migrants shipped to Western Australia tell of abuse by Christian Brothers Men now aged 72 and 67 give evidence to London inquiry about abuse in Perth in the 1950s Two men who were shipped from Britain to Western Australia as children in the 1950s have told an inquiry in London of their abuse by Christian Brothers paedophiles. One witness, now 72 and living in Perth and referred to as A4 to protect his identity, told the UK's child sex abuse inquiry he had been in orphanages in Britain since he was a baby before being...
  • PM to trigger Brexit in two weeks

    03/02/2017 12:34:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Westmonster ^ | March 2, 2017 | by Westmonster
    According to The Telegraph, the Prime Minister is set to trigger our withdrawal from the European Union on 15th March, two weeks ahead of her self-imposed deadline. It’s been 9 months since we voted to leave the EU, people have become increasingly frustrated with the likes of Gina Miller and Tony Blair doing everything they can to block Brexit.